ninth Annual Crunchies Awards
We’re gearing up for the ninth Annual Crunchies Awards, which can happen on the Struggle Memorial Opera Home in San Francisco on Monday, February eighth. Consider the present as an “Oscars for startups and know-how.”
Chelsea Peretti will host the occasion, and we’ve got some fabulous tech figures on stage to current the profitable startups and people with their Crunchies. Right here’s who you’ll be able to anticipate to see, and once they’ll be taking the stage. You possibly can nonetheless get tickets to the Crunchies right here.
Troy Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atom Manufacturing unit, an leisure administration firm defining fashionable tradition globally. As a digital and social entrepreneur, Carter has outlined the careers of quite a few recording artists, together with multi-platinum, Grammy-Award winner Woman Gaga. Carter will current the award for Quickest Rising Startup at eight:15pm.
Drew Houston is the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. He has led Dropbox’s progress from a easy concept to a service utilized by tens of millions all over the world. Houston will current the award for Founding father of the Yr at eight:20pm.
Jacquelline Fuller leads Google.org which supplies greater than $one hundred million yearly to help tech innovators making transformational impression in areas comparable to schooling, improvement and renewable power. Jacquelline joined Google in 2007 and serves because the Managing Director answerable for Google’s philanthropic work and advocacy. Fuller will current the Embrace Variety Award at eight:25pm.
Jessica Livingston is a founding companion at Y Combinator. She can also be the organizer of Startup Faculty, the large annual startup convention, and the writer of Founders at Work, a set of interviews with profitable startup founders. Livingston will current the Greatest Hardware Award at eight:30pm.
Dave McClure is a enterprise capitalist and founding associate at 500 Startups, a enterprise capital agency & startup incubator headquartered in Silicon Valley based by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $200M in belongings underneath administration. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for twenty-5 years as a developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor & investor, blogger, and web advertising nerd. McClure will current the VC of the Yr Award at eight:35pm.
Andre Iguodala is an NBA Champion and Finals MVP presently signed with the Golden State Warriors. He advises Twice, a startup acquired by eBay in 2015. Iguodala will current the Greatest New Startup Award at eight:forty pm.
Kimberly Bryant is the founder and government director of Black Women CODE, a non-revenue group devoted to “altering the face of know-how” by introducing women of shade (ages 7-17) to the sector of know-how and pc science with a focus on entrepreneurial ideas. Bryant will current the Largest Social Influence Award at eight:50pm.
Michael Arrington is a common associate at CrunchFund, a serial entrepreneur and the founding father of TechCrunch. Arrington will current the Angel of the Yr Award at eight:55pm.
Om Malik is the founding father of GigaOM and a enterprise associate at True Ventures. He’s additionally a know-how journalist.Previous to that, he labored as a Senior Editor at Forbes.com. He additionally labored at H&Q Asia Pacific as an funding supervisor earlier than returning to the media world as a senior author for the Purple Herring journal and later at Enterprise 2.zero. In 2003, he revealed his first ebook Broadbandits: Contained in the $750 billion Telecom Heist. Malik will current the Angel of the Yr Award at eight:55pm.
Roelof Botha is a associate at Sequoia Capital, and works with a broad vary of corporations. Some democratize know-how entry (Sq., Eventbrite, Unity, Nimbula); some create international consumer communities (YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram); and others disrupt markets by way of progressive enterprise fashions (Evernote, Weebly, Xoom). Botha will current the Greatest Cellular Software Award at 9:00pm.
Bastian Lehmann is the CEO of Postmates, the on-demand supply firm he co-based in 2011. The thought for Postmates was initially conceived in 2005 when Bastian was relocating from Munich to London and he struggled with discovering a easy answer for shifting items round a metropolis. He later pursued this notion of “journey-sharing for stuff” via AngelPad in San Francisco, the place he met his co-founders Sean Plaice and Sam Road. Postmates now operates in forty US markets. Lehmann will current the Greatest Know-how Achievement Award at 9:05pm.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of Salesforce. One of many pioneers of cloud computing, Benioff based the corporate in 1999 with a imaginative and prescient to create an on-demand, info administration service to switch conventional enterprise software program know-how. Beneath his management, Salesforce has grown from a groundbreaking concept into the quickest rising prime ten software program firm on the earth and the most important buyer relationship administration (CRM) firm. Benioff will current the CEO of the Yr Award at 9:10pm.
Mary Meeker is a basic companion at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She focuses on investments within the agency’s digital apply and helps lead KPCB’s Digital Progress Funds, concentrating on excessive-progress Web corporations which have achieved speedy adoption and scale. Mary serves on the boards of Sq., Lending Membership and DocuSign and has been concerned in KPCB’s investments in SoundCloud, LegalZoom, Spotify, Twitter, Instacart, NextDoor, Stance, slack, Bitstrips, Houzz, Affectiva, One Kings Lane, Trendyol and Jawbone. Meeker will current the Greatest General Startup Award at 9:15pm.